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Beginning of Semester Success

Beginning of Semester Success Workshops

Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all College of DuPage students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Some workshops are designed for any College of DuPage student, while others focus on particular programs or populations at the College. These workshops equip students to be successful in all their academic pursuits and take full control of their college careers. Students also learn about the free services available to them on campus, including services in the Learning Commons.

The Learning Commons' Nursing Boot Camp

Learn how to succeed in COD's nursing program! Two COD nursing tutors will focus on specific skills to help you triumph.

Crack Your Science Course

Learn how to dissect your textbook, review for exams, master your homework, and conquer your science class.

Calendars, Coffee, & Cocoa

Academic coaches will help you get organized, from studying for tests to completing projects. Bring your syllabi, your favorite warm beverage, and be entered to win a Starbucks gift card or other fun giveaways!

Navigating College as a Non-traditional Student

Tips for nontraditional learners on how to handle anxiety, uncertainty and the unknowns of today's educational patterns. Exploration of some COD services provided for students.

Academic Success for Non-Native English Speakers

Learn how to practice and improve your English language conversation skills and study techniques in a friendly environment.

Control Your College Destiny

Learn study techniques, how best to relate to peers and professors, set a mindset to succeed, and achieve your college goals.


Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940
Email: learningcommons@cod.edu 

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Learning Commons West
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1016B
(630) 942-3960
Email: learningcommons@cod.edu

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339
Email: mathassistancearea@cod.edu

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355
Email: wrsa@cod.edu

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686
Email: tutoring@cod.edu